Liberal Senator and potential 2020 Democratic front-runner Kamala Harris raised eyebrows throughout Washington Monday, saying she wasn’t “ruling out” a possible run for the White House.
The liberal lawmaker was speaking with MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt when she was asked to comment on her political ambitions after the 2018 midterms, eventually admitting she was weighing a possible presidential bid against Donald Trump.
“Right now I’m focused on this. I’m focused on a lot of other things as a higher priority,” Harris said when asked about the 2020 race.
“But you’re not ruling it out?” Hunt pressed.
“I don’t know. I’m not ruling it out,” Harris admitted.
KAMALA 2020? Sen. Harris REFUSES TO ANSWER if She’ll Accept ‘Corporate Donations’
Democratic Senator and possible 2020 presidential hopeful Kamala Harris refused to answer questions about her future campaign financing; deflecting when asked whether she would accept political donations from large corporations.
Harris was speaking at a town hall event in California when she was asked for a “specific answer” over whether she would say “no thanks” to all political donations from large companies or corporate lobbyists.
“If a corporation or a corporate lobbyist wants to give you money for a campaign, will you tell them, ‘Thanks, but no thanks?’” asked one attendant.
“It depends” deflected Harris. “And that’s why we have rules that require that any donation that anyone receives needs to be disclosed.”
“So that you can do an assessment and the voters can do an assessment and look at where the contributions come from and make your decisions about whether those contributions have influenced the way that people act and the way that people vote,” she added.
Watch the Senator’s comments above.
HARRIS UNHINGED: Sen. Kamala Harris TRASHES SCHUMER’s Shutdown Surrender
Liberal Senator and possible 2020 presidential contender Kamala Harris blasted her Democratic colleagues for voting to re-open the federal government Monday afternoon, saying she voted against the bill to end the government shutdown because it did little to protect illegal immigrants.
A CNN congressional correspondent posted the Senator’s full statement on social media, where she slammed liberal legislators for caving to GOP demands on DACA, border security, and other immigration issues central to the Democrat decision to shutdown the federal government.
“The Majority Leader’s comments last night fell far short of the ironclad guarantee I needed to support a stopgap spending bill,” said Harris. “I refuse to put the lives of nearly 700,000 young people in the hands of someone who has repeatedly gone back on his word.”
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) January 22, 2018
Despite the left-leaning Senator’s opposition, the Senate voted to approve the financial resolution; passing by a margin of 80-18 after dozens of Democrats switched their votes under Schumer’s instruction.
The Democratic hold-outs include Sens. Harris, Warren, Gillibrand, Sanders, and Booker -all likely contenders for the Democratic nomination in 2020.